American History In 100 Nutshells Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Tad Tuleja
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 1992
Page : 241
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 9780449903469
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One hundred essays--each spurred by a famous phrase or quotation, such as "Remember the Alamo" or "Give me liberty or give me death"--are arranged chronologically to trace the events that shaped the history of America. Original.


Author : Naomi Pasachoff
Robert J. Littman
Publisher : Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Release : 1996-01-01
Page : 344
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 146162911X
Description :


How does this Jewish history book differ from all others? Instead of burdening the reader with endless details about every single aspect of Jewish history, Pasachoff and Littman provide essential information, easily digested by readers of all ages, that chronicles only the major events and people of the past. The history of the Jews covers a period of over 3,500 years, with an overwhelming number of countries and lands. It is a microcosm of the history of the world. Consequently, even a one-volume work can be difficult to read from cover to cover to gain the sweep of Jewish history. This book speaks to the reader who is interested in individual topics or periods and wants a quick-reference guide to the people and places that truly shaped Jewish history. At the same time, if read from beginning to end, these 'nutshells' will provide a chronological history of the Jews.


Author : Eric A. Eliason
Tad Tuleja
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Release : 2012-10-01
Page : 300
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1492000426
Description :


Warrior Ways is one of the first book-length explorations of military folklife, and focuses on the lore produced by modern American warriors, illuminating the ways in which members of the armed services creatively express the complex experience of military life. In short, lively essays, contributors to the volume, all of whom have close personal or professional relationships to the military, examine battlefield talismans, personal narrative (storytelling), “Jody calls” (marching and running cadences), slang, homophobia and transgressive humor, music, and photography, among other cultural expressions. Military folklore does not remain in an isolated subculture; it reveals our common humanity by delighting, disturbing, infuriating, and inspiring both those deeply invested in and those peripherally touched by military life. Highlighting the contemporary and historical importance of the military in American life, Warrior Ways will be of interest to scholars and students of folklore, anthropology, and popular culture; those involved in veteran services and education; and general readers interested in military culture.


Author : Tad Tuleja
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Release : 2020-09-01
Page : 214
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1607329522
Description :


Different Drummers explores the disjunction between organizational solidarity and individual pushback in military organizations, examining how members of the armed forces express ambivalent attitudes about their service. The volume focuses not on antimilitary sentiment but on psychological complexity within a loyal opposition, considering examples of creative insubordination and analyzing the “oppositional positioning” of individuals whose military identity is conflicted. This multidisciplinary collection brings in the perspectives of scholars from folklore, literary studies, psychology, and media studies, as well as the first-person perspectives of veterans. It includes chapters on the vernacular genres of bodylore, folksong, personal narrative, and legend; literary items like soldiers’ memoirs and poetry; the artwork of soldier cartoonists; and accounts of defying the chain of command in the field. Ideally, the goal of military basic training is to replace recruits’ focus on their own individuality with an unquestioned devotion to group solidarity. In reality, unit cohesion is constantly challenged by humans clinging obstinately to their non-collective personalities. Different Drummers focuses on those in uniform who feel themselves to be both of the military culture and at odds with it. It shows how these loyal “discontents” find ways of communicating and interacting with others that sometimes defy institutional expectations. Contributors: Ron Ben-Tovim, Carol Burke, Richard Allen Burns, Catherine Calloway, James I. Deutsch, Ronald Fry, Angus Kress Gillespie, Christina M. Knopf, Jay Mechling, Matthew David Perry, Mark C. Russell, John Paul Wallis


Author : Philip Dickenson Peters
Publisher : Zagada Markets
Release : 2003-08
Page : 236
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9781929970049
Description :


In this groundbreaking book, Peters introduces readers to the phenomenon he calls IslandDNA*--a series of stories, profiles, and insights that makes the case for an island civilization and it's formidable impact in making America great.


Author : Elijah Dunbar
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2009-07-30
Page : 201
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1462819613
Description :


This text contains everything a student needs to know about the history of the United States. Its conciseness is the author’s way of making learning as simplistic and interesting as possible to students and scholars. This concise yet detailed text on the past and present accounts of the United States includes informative appendices and significant biographical data about the Presidents of the United States and their wives. It contains the Constitutional Amendments along with the Gettysburg Address of Abraham Lincoln; a time of confrontation and emancipation, the “I Have A Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; a time of contention and determination, and the Inaugural Address of Barack Obama; a time of innovation and transformation. This nonfiction tradebook is an invaluable source of information for students, History teachers and other readers.


Author : Pat Chargot
Publisher : Publication Consultants
Release : 2014-08-25
Page : 80
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1594331324
Description :


Balto, the great Alaska sled dog, has been dead since 1933. But he still stands larger-than-life on Dogdom's Mount Olympus, where the world's great canines are immortalized. Yet few people know Baltos true story. Only one small part has been told, and even it has been distorted. Several Balto books have been written. There's even a Balto animated movie, but it, too, is largely fiction. (Balto was NOT part wolf!) Like the books, the movie leaves off where this book begins — and tells the best part of the story. Balto was only three years old when he helped carry serum across Alaska from Nenana to Nome to save the town's children from diphtheria. As leader of the last dog team in the life-saving relay race, he became an overnight sensation — a BONEa fide international celebrity. But much more happened after that. Balto lived for eight more years. His days unfolded like a sled expedition to the North Pole, carrying him in an exhilarating rush over smooth snow one minute, an icy hummock the next. And how does the new story end? With a heart-thumping surprise that you can't imagine — and neither could have Balto. Hook up your harness, step into Balto's booties, and mush off to Balto's true story.


Author : George Makepeace Towle
Publisher :
Release : 1887
Page : 147
Category : United States
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Diane M. Heiser
Publisher : Outskirts Press, Inc.
Release : 2004-10-05
Page : 84
Category : Political Science
ISBN 13 : 9781932672374
Description :


This book is an informative, educational tool used to enlighten and inspire people to go out and search for truth in the world of politics. Filled with facts, personal experience and a dash of humor, it should make one open their eyes.


Author : Naomi E. Pasachoff
Robert J. Littman
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2005
Page : 347
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780742543669
Description :


This book describes the most important events and people in Jewish history from Abraham to the present day, in a very concise, accessible way. These 'read-bites' include up-to-date essays discussing the impact of 9-11; the Iraq War, Muslim Fundamentalism, and rise of European anti-Semitism on the Jewish People.


Author : George Makepeace Towle
Publisher :
Release : 1890
Page : 147
Category :
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Nancy Dickmann
Natalia Zaratiegui
Publisher : words & pictures
Release : 2019-09-17
Page : 112
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9780711242432
Description :


How do you sum up a whole country in just 100 words? This striking book takes on the challenge! From amendment to Vegas, each of the carefully chosen 100 words has its own 100-word-long description and beautiful illustration, providing a snapshot of what the USA means to people today: its roots, its values, its culture, and customs. Basically, everything you need to know in a nut shell.â?? Along with some expected words, such as liberty and constitution, you'll also find less predictable words that will give you a fresh perspective. With speech, learn about the right to freedom of speech enshrined in the First Amendment. Through Rosa, learn about the civil rights movement and the African American woman who became one its icons by refusing to give up her bus seat. With words like hamburger, Manhattan, blues, freedom, Hollywood, immigrant, protest, superhero, Moon, Texas, and Washington, gain perspective on the many facets of American culture. Finally, you'll be asked, “If you were to choose the 100 words, which would you pick?”


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Publisher :
Release : 2003
Page :
Category : American literature
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Arnold Dashefsky
Ira M. Sheskin
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-03-14
Page : 937
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 3030039072
Description :


The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 118th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. The first two chapters of Part I include a special forum on "Contemporary American Jewry: Grounds for Optimism or Pessimism?" with assessments from more than 20 experts in the field. The third chapter examines antisemitism in Contemporary America. Chapters on “The Domestic Arena” and “The International Arena” analyze the year’s events as they affect American Jewish communal and political affairs. Three chapters analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canada, and world Jewish populations. Part II provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. The final chapters present national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, journals, articles, websites, and research libraries; and lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries. Today, as it has for over a century, the American Jewish Year Book remains the single most useful source of information and analysis on Jewish demography, social and political trends, culture, and religion. For anyone interested in Jewish life, it is simply indispensable. David Harris, CEO, American Jewish Committee (AJC), Edward and Sandra Meyer Office of the CEO The American Jewish Year Book stands as an unparalleled resource for scholars, policy makers, Jewish community professionals and thought leaders. This authoritative and comprehensive compendium of facts and figures, trends and key issues, observations and essays, is the essential guide to contemporary American Jewish life in all its dynamic multi-dimensionality. Christine Hayes, President, Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)and Robert F. and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica at Yale University


Author : Walter A. Friedman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-06-01
Page : 160
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0190622490
Description :


By the early twentieth century, it became common to describe the United States as a "business civilization." President Coolidge in 1925 said, "The chief business of the American people is business." More recently, historian Sven Beckert characterized Henry Ford's massive manufactory as the embodiment of America: "While Athens had its Parthenon and Rome its Colosseum, the United States had its River Rouge Factory in Detroit..." How did business come to assume such power and cultural centrality in America? This volume explores the variety of business enterprise in the United States and analyzes its presence in the country's economy, its evolution over time, and its meaning in society. It introduces readers to formative business leaders (including Elbert Gary, Harlow Curtice, and Mary Kay Ash), leading firms (Mellon Bank, National Cash Register, Xerox), and fiction about business people (The Octopus, Babbitt, The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit). It also discusses Alfred Chandler, Joseph Schumpeter, Mira Wilkins, and others who made significant contributions to understanding of America's business history. This VSI pursues its three central themes - the evolution, scale, and culture of American business - in a chronological framework stretching from the American Revolution to today. The first theme is evolution: How has U.S. business evolved over time? How have American companies competed with one another and with foreign firms? Why have ideas about strategy and management changed? Why did business people in the mid-twentieth century celebrate an "organizational" culture promising long-term employment in the same company, while a few decades later entrepreneurship was prized? Second is scale: Why did business assume such enormous scale in the United States? Was the rise of gigantic corporations due to the industriousness of its population, or natural resources, or government policies? And third, culture: What are the characteristics of a "business civilization"? How have opinions on the meaning of business changed? In the late nineteenth century, Andrew Carnegie believed that America's numerous enterprises represented an exuberant "triumph of democracy." After World War II, however, sociologist William H. Whyte saw business culture as stultifying, and historian Richard Hofstadter wrote, "Once great men created fortunes; today a great system creates fortunate men." How did changes in the nature of business affect popular views? Walter A. Friedman provides the long view of these important developments.


Author : Arnold Dashefsky
Ira M. Sheskin
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-01-31
Page : 846
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 3319706632
Description :


The American Jewish Year Book, now in its 117th year, is the annual record of the North American Jewish communities and provides insight into their major trends. The first chapter of Part I is an examination of how American Jews fit into the US religious landscape, based on Pew Research Center studies. The second chapter examines intermarriage. Chapters on “The Domestic Arena” and “The International Arena” analyze the year’s events as they affect American Jewish communal and political affairs. Three chapters analyze the demography and geography of the US, Canada, and world Jewish populations. Part II provides lists of Jewish institutions, including federations, community centers, social service agencies, national organizations, synagogues, Hillels, day schools, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. The final chapters present national and local Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; academic resources, including Jewish Studies programs, books, journals, articles, websites, and research libraries; and lists of major events in the past year, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.


Author : Alan Axelrod, author of "Generals South, Generals North"
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2019-04-01
Page : 392
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1493037447
Description :


100 Turning Points in American History is devoted to the critical decisions, key events, and breakthrough inventions and discoveries that shaped our nation.


Author : Tad Tuleja
Publisher : Logan : Utah State University Press
Release : 1997-05
Page : 335
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 :
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An eclectic collection of essays on creative use, manipulation, and "invention" of traditions by groups of many sizes and types: ethnic, regional, religious, organizational, and national.


Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1994
Page :
Category : Children
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Arnold Dashefsky
Ira M. Sheskin
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-02
Page : 830
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 3030403718
Description :


Part I of each volume will feature 5-7 major review chapters, including 2-3 long chapters reviewing topics of major concern to the American Jewish community written by top experts on each topic, review chapters on "National Affairs" and "Jewish Communal Affairs" and articles on the Jewish population of the United States and the World Jewish Population. Future major review chapters will include such topics as Jewish Education in America, American Jewish Philanthropy, Israel/Diaspora Relations, American Jewish Demography, American Jewish History, LGBT Issues in American Jewry, American Jews and National Elections, Orthodox Judaism in the US, Conservative Judaism in the US, Reform Judaism in the US, Jewish Involvement in the Labor Movement, Perspectives in American Jewish Sociology, Recent Trends in American Judaism, Impact of Feminism on American Jewish Life, American Jewish Museums, Anti-Semitism in America, and Inter-Religious Dialogue in America. Part II-V of each volume will continue the tradition of listing Jewish Federations, national Jewish organizations, Jewish periodicals, and obituaries. But to this list are added lists of Jewish Community Centers, Jewish Camps, Jewish Museums, Holocaust Museums, and Jewish honorees (both those honored through awards by Jewish organizations and by receiving honors, such as Presidential Medals of Freedom and Academy Awards, from the secular world). We expand the Year Book tradition of bringing academic research to the Jewish communal world by adding lists of academic journals, articles in academic journals on Jewish topics, Jewish websites, and books on American and Canadian Jews. Finally, we add a list of major events in the North American Jewish Community.